Hawke's Bay COVID-19 Vaccine Information
What's on where?
You can book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination online at www.bookmyvaccine.nz or call 0800 28 29 26. Walk-in vaccinations are also available. Find a full list of clinic locations and hours including mobile vans, pop-ups, GP and Pharmacy vaccination clinics at www.healthpoint.co.nz.
Local vaccination rates:
98% of the eligible population in Hawke's Bay have had 1 dose of a vaccine. 96% have had two doses and 92% have had a booster.*
*More information about the Hawke's Bay vaccination rates can be found here
Boosters provide an extra layer of protection to your previous vaccination and keep your immunity stronger for longer.
From 1 March 2023, a new Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent vaccine will be available to eligible New Zealanders as a booster dose. This will replace the existing Pfizer booster and is considered likely to be more effective against Omicron subvariants than earlier vaccines.
Find out more about booster vaccinations here.
Information about vaccines
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
The main COVID-19 vaccine we are using in New Zealand is made by Pfizer-BioNTech. It is also known by its brand name, Comirnaty.
It is an mRNA-based (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccine.
You can read more about the Pfizer vaccine here
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine
The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine (Nuvaxovid) is approved for use as a primary vaccination course for people aged 12 and older in Aotearoa.
Novavax is only available at select vaccination sites (see www.healthpoint.co.nz)
Read more about the Novavax vaccine here.
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is no longer available in NZ.
How to make (or manage) a booking:
- Go to www.bookmyvaccine.nz
- Or call 0800 28 29 26.
Vaccinations are also available at some other general practices, local pharmacies, churches and marae, please see www.healthpoint.co.nz.
COVID-19 vaccinations for children:
Parents and caregivers can protect their children aged 5 to 11 against COVID-19 with the child version of the Pfizer vaccine.
As we have seen to date, the virus can be unpredictable. While COVID-19 generally has milder effects in children, with symptoms similar to a cold, some children become severely ill and require hospitalisation.
Like we have seen with adults, if your child is infected with COVID-19 they may transmit the virus to other people. Immunising tamariki who are eligible helps protect whānau members whose health makes them more vulnerable to COVID-19.
More information about vaccinations for tamariki can be found here.
If you have any queries about the COVID-19 vaccine visit www.covid19.govt.nz.